Stay off the ice at Saylorville Lake

All ice at Saylorville Lake is currently unstable and dangerous. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning the public to stay off the ice.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake are warning visitors to stay off the ice.

Recent warm and cold weather, along with rain and snow decrease the stability of ice conditions. Ice on reservoirs is extra dangerous due to the water constantly moving beneath the ice’s surface. Also, the reservoir’s water level fluctuates daily causing the ice to weaken. Please use extreme caution along the shoreline and do not go out onto the ice.

The ice may look like it can support you, but it rarely forms uniformly; it could be one foot thick where you stand and only a couple inches thick a few feet away. All ice is currently unstable and dangerous so please stay off the ice to keep you and your pets safe.

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